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joe biden visits the region. will the u.s. stand firm with japan as tensions rise? >>> obviously, the website when it was first launched wasn't in tip top shape to say the least. but we have been 24/7 going at it. and now for the vast majority of work users, it's working. most importantly, how people can sign up. >> welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. that was president obama pitching the revamped healthcare.gov to millennial, a group crucial to the success. touting this week's relaunch, pointing to reports of rising enrollment numbers and regrouping to sell the controversial law to a still skeptical public. so is obama care on the road to recovery? let's ask "wall street journal" editorial board member joe raggo. deputy member dan hetinger. and kim strasle. has obama care turned the corner here? >> they'd love to make you think that. what that did is they picked a -- they made a deliberate political decision to fix the part of the website that consumers see. they haven't fexed the so-called back end. this is the information systems that transmit data to insu
vice president biden was in the region. although he said, i had no direct connection to this happening. give us a background, context for this. is a coincidence? >> well, it appears to be a very strong coincidence. you can imagine with vice president biden in agency, he might be involved in the negotiations in the release of merrill newman. but he said he was not involved in the negotiations. he was in south korea. china is viewed as the country with the largest potential to influence north korea. it is north korea's closest ally but it is for assistance on the case concerning merrill newman. >> tell us more about why the north koreans would have number of american soldiers who fought in the korean war have gone back to north korea and have not created an incident in which the north koreans felt they should detain these soldiers. but merrill newman was not an ordinary soldier. he was guerrilla fighters. >> he's on his way home and we anticipate he'll be home very shortly. >>> assuring chuck hagel that the security agreement will be signed in a timely fashion. hagel apprised early this
by the u.s. vice president joe biden. he'd actually been in south korea and apparently there had been direct contact between the obama administration and pyongyang. as a result of that, the obama administration got a call saturday morning saying, without explanation, he was being released, and he suddenly appeared in beijing and got on a flight to the united states. this is what joe biden had to say. >> i offered him a ride home. but he got a direct flight to san francisco, his home. i don't blame him, i'd be on that flight too. >> also saying hereleased, got word on another u.s. citizen they were asking to be released. you know, that very public apology is often the way that they actually pave the way for citizens being released. not so in the case of kenneth bay. we will see what happens. good news today in san francisco for the newman family. >> good news indeed. we're glad he's home. did he actually say he wanted a cheeseburger and to see my wife? >> i think his wife came before the cheeseburger. that will be the most welcoming you can possibly get. kelly. >> all right, warming th
, vice president joe biden, god bless him, he said today, obama care will eventually be a success, god willing. today, god said, hey, keep me out of this. [ laughter ] you're on your own after this one. >> it turns out lindsay lohan has a sister. did you know that? her sister paid a lot of money to a plastic surgeon to make her look more like lindsay lohan. i did the same thing so i could look more like my sister jane lynch. >> we never get to stay up late enough to watch it. >> no, this is the first time we ever see these. >>> we've got a question for you, what would you do if a possible treasure's worth of lottery tickets showed up at your door? >> i don't want to say. i'd scratch them. victor would return them. it happened in florida, 4,000 scratchoff tickets were accidentally mailed to darryl butler. >> but he said his first thought was merry christmas, but he decided to return the tickets because his integrity was worth more. >> perfect. after all of this, i wish it didn't happen this way, he found that all the tickets were worthless. they have to be activated at a store before he
television stations put out a video of him apologising. >> vice president joe biden and south korea honoured veterans of the korean war welcomed him home and covered him a lift. >> the dprk released someone they should never have had the first place. i offered him a ride home, but there's a direct flight to san francisco. i don't blame them, i would be on the flight too. >> merrill newman praised the deportation, he called on north korea to release kenneth bae. he has been in prison for a year. >> they have kenneth bae who has no reason to be held and should be released immediately. we demand his release as well. >> that sentiment echoed by merrill newman's son. >> we add do not forget ner american, kenneth bae, who is still being held in the dprk and we hope that he, too, will be allowed to rejoin his family. >> merrill newman is expected to arrive in san francisco saturday morning. >> vice president joe biden says he played no direct role in merrill newman's release. >> preparations are under way for the burial of nelson mandela. people are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life wi
is jujay. the question is when or if kenneth bay will ever be released. >> joe biden welcomed the decision and called for the release of kenneth bay. >> now to the passing of nelson mandela. you are seeing live pictures where people from all over the world are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life with dance, prayer and a photograph. it was a unique gift to bring people together even in death. >> nelson mandela dreamt of a rainbow nation. south africa is not present. this couple remembered the man called tata. >> to see this many people across - across borders and across races singing together and honouring an amazing man. >> we are here because of nelson mandela. we live the same life as other people. he was the greatest father in the world. >> during apartheid black south africans couldn't even walk the streets. now they come here to sing. old protest songs. [ singing ] >> they danced to songs about nelson mandela's life. he empowered them and the country to emerge from their laws. >> what have you taken from his leadership? >> unity. that's the most important thing. >> peace, r
wife. >> vice president joe biden welcomed his relief but mentions that north korea is still holding another u.s. citizens. >> they have mr bay, who has no reason for being held in the north and should be released immediately. we are demanding his release as well. mr newman will return today and be reunited with his family. >> more from rob mcbride in beijing. >> merrill newman's release has come from delicate behind-the-scenes negotiations. he arrived in one flight from pyongyang, and is on his way to the west coast of america. he said little. he said he's pleased to be free and is looking forward to seeing his wife, obviously, and the american embassy here said that he received consular assistance, and the state department welcomed the release. it seems to have been arrived at on account of his apology that he gave last week. he'd been held for a month for alleged hostile acts against north korea. what they were we still don't know. it could have been connected with his war service. we know that he was working with american special forces, training and operating with partisan unit
states apparently brokered by the swedish government, vice president joe biden was in south korea and offered newman a ride home on air force 2. newman declined the flight and said choosing for a commercial flight here to san francisco international airport. it's unknown exactly what time on what flight he might come in, but there are in fact two flights from china arriving tomorrow morning. live at sfo, kpix5. >> and since 2009, north korea has detained six americans released five of them. the only one still being held is kenneth bay. >>> there is a mountain of flowers and candles outside the home of nelson mandela. a steady stream of mourners stopping by since learning of his death yesterday. a public memorial is being planned since tuesday. after that, his body will lie in state for three days. the funeral is set a week from sunday in mandela's hometown. leaders from all over the world are expected to attend the service, including president obama and the first lady and former president george bush and his wife laura. >>> san francisco is planning its own memorial to the former
apologized for his crimes and because of his age and medical condition. >>> vice president biden who was in south korea praised newman's released and asked if he wanted to fly home in style. >> i of offered him a ride home on air force 2, but without a direct flight to san francisco, i don't blame him. i would be on that flight too. >> newman is expected to board the flight to sfo shortly and return home to his waiting and relieved family. >> absolutely. >>> still to come, remembering nelson mandela. the tributes here and in south africa. >> and the great christmas light fight. and the bay area family trying to take home a win in the battle over the best holiday display. >> and we are keeping an eye on the cold weather and the you have time to shop for car insurance today? yeah. i heard about progressive's "name your price" tool? i guess you can tell them how much you want to pay and it gives you a range of options to choose from. huh? i'm looking at it right now. oh, yeah? yeah. what's the... guest room situation? the "name your price" tool, making the world a little more progressi
on air force 2 by joe biden who happened to be in south korea, but he opted for a special flight that will land some time soon. >>> since this afternoon, the family had to give their reless. >> is this a great moment for us as a family and will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> reporter: this is video of meryl newman arriving in beijing china, a few hours after the north korea regime deported him because of his age and medical condition. >> we had a chance to speak briefly with meryl who was in beijing. he is eager to be reunited with his parent. it was last month that the tape him admitting wrong was released. >> he seems to have gone there with every good wish and intentions, and it seems like it's one of those things that went array. >> reporter: and now meryl ask headed black to the bay, back to family in time for the holidays. >> it's been a difficult ordeal for us as family, particularly for him. we want to thank everyone who gave us the opportunity to bring him home. >> reporter: he will arrive this weekend. it's unknown exactly wh
discussionse north koreans about getting him free. helped by the fact that u.s. vice president joe biden was on the ground this weekend. apparently there had been direct contact and washington got a phone call early saturday morning saying we're letting him go, no explanation. for the family here and all his support, it was an immense relief. saying it's time for well deserbed rest. >> we will have more to say about his unusual and difficult journey. for now, we ask you to allow us time to be with him as a family. we also ask that you not forget another american, kenneth bae, who's still being held in the tprk and we hope he will be allowed to rejoin with his family soon. >> dprk being what north korea is also known as. kenneth bae who he's referring to there is the missionary was who sentenced to hard labor in 2010 on what appears to be, according to the koreans, offenses against the state. you're seeing his mother visiting him in hospital after he fell ill in the autumn of this year. no indication of what his condition is at the moment. but joe biden in south korea also calling for his
of weapon not a huge force. so i go between. stop pretending to biden's getting bombed. friendships that we should be patrolling the capital st at the end he was calm on friday. but many footy still issuing the street. that is to remind us of how the country teaching on the edge of anarchy. mania hate the french intervention will bring an end. we expect heavy fine and that is sweeping across the country has so many people have been cured he and the example of the international community abandons us. what can we do we were destined to die. we need the french soldiers conservatives to come here to help us because otherwise people we'll keep dying. even when tessa keep dying. a nice take on penalties to commission a place in an impromptu team even a minute to go. in such a short space of time only thing happened when prompted minute operation is welcomed by many of the french troops and thailand have been trying to go to therapy to this troubled nation. all content including audi in front of the macabre. meanwhile paris summit focused on peace and security in africa has entered its second day.
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is on his way. >> vice president biden praised new man rae lease. he met with government leaders in south korea spoke with new man by phone after his release. vice president also said i offered him a ride home on air force 2 but as he pointed out there's a direct flight to san francisco so i don't blame him i would be on that flight, too. he wanted to come straight home. >> south africa is holding a series of events to honor nelson mandela who died yesterday at the edge of 95. sunday will be national day of prayer and reflection. on tuesday a memorial service will take place in johannesburg stadium. the anti-apartheid leader body will lie in state starting wednesday until his burial on sunday december 15. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to pay their respects. >> always love him for teaching us that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. >>reporter: retired ash bish told mourners at cape town people best way to honor him is to value unity and democracy that he embodied. >> in the spring of
to answer. this could be tough. the qualities required of a president. vice president joe biden, former secretary of state hillary clinton. compare and contrast. >> not a chance am i going there. here's what i'll say. both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents. and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. i think joe biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever. and he has been with me at my side in every tough decision that i've made from going after bin laden to dealing with the health care issues to you name it, he's been there. hillary i think will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we've ever had. and help to transition us away from a deep hole that we were in when i first came into office around the world. and rebuild confidence and trust in the united states. and they've got different strengths, but both of them would be outstanding. i'd say the most important qualities of any president. i'm not necessarily saying i have these qualities because i'm speaking historically. i think has to do wi
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san francisco. does coincide with a visit to south korea by joe biden, the u.s. vice president. and officials are saying that newman's release was the result of direct contact between washington and pyongyang. biden said it was a good thing the north koreans released someone. they should never have had in the first place. >>> offered him a ride home on air force two but a direct flight to san francisco, his home. so i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> and the vice president also calling for the release of kenneth bae, another american citizen who is being held by the north koreans. but the news for today really is mer merrill newman. there are some passengers coming through now. i'm not sure if they were on the flight from beijing. i imagine it's literally just getting to the airport right now. stay with us. back to you. >> dominic, thank you very much. we will be keeping close tabs on merrill newman as he arrives at san francisco international airport. if he makes remarks we will bring those to you as they develop. >>> we invite you to join us. former governo
was released as vice biden arrives in south korea. >> for the moment we don't know much about the negotiations that went into freeing merrill newman. the vice president by himself said he was not involved in the negotiations to free merrill newman. biden being in asia when you have the vice president, it's easy to make those kind of connections. he was in sea. right now south korea and north korea are not talking. the other country could have been china. it's not clear if they were pressed to help. >> talk about the relations with the united states and north korea. will this impact that relationship. >> for the moment we can't tell. it's important to keep m mind that kenneth bae is still being held in north korea. it's a major contention between the states and north korea. what do the north koreans want? they want to engage with the yates and have bilateral talks. the americans are not willing to do so unless the north koreans will give up their nuclear program. that is something they have not been eye to eye on. >> international inspectors are in iran. hassan rouhani repeated an assertion tha
feels good and he is very eager to see his wife. vice president joe biden was in south korea when newman was released. the white house says biden did offer him a ride home on air force 2 but he decided to take a direct flight to fso instead. the government reiterated calls to release another american, kenneth bay who has been captive more than a year now. >>> some san francisco police officers will trade in uniforms for seattle sea hawks gear sunday. it's away that hope to deal with rowdy fans against seattle. the seahawks crushed them in september. greg showed off the examples of the gear for his officers. he said there will be officers, more officers on duty during the game. >>> batkid is returning to san francisco for a fund-raiser. the 5-year-old cancer survivor, miles cot became an internet sensation last month. now they are returning to lead the brave the bay charity. >> make a wish foundation is another charity the 49ers patronize. miles will lend help to the 49ers sunday. >>> it is a busy weekend for batkid. the triathlon starting this morning to raise $75,000 for the make a wish
of the airport in the company of u.s. diplomats from the embassy. they did say that joe biden had offered to give him a lift out on air force two. in the end, he decided to at that time direct route on a commercial flight and he would arrive in san francisco to be united with his family in just a few hours from now, erica. >> i'm sure they are looking forward to having him back with them. ian williams for us this morning in beijing, thank you. >>> turning to the bitter blast of cold and snow wreaking havoc across the country. at least ten people have been killed and there is another storm right behind this one. mark potter is in memphis this morning with the very latest. tough conditions there, mark. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. because of the cold temperatures overnight and this is what i'm talking about, you can see and even hear the ice on these now brittle plants. memphis has had to change its weekend plans. it was scheduled to host a big marathon here with some 20,000 runners coming here to raise money for st. jude's hospital but because of the icy conditions overnight, they have
of the book" segment, pinheads of the week. mcgurk elected vice president biden for saying this to some japanese women. [ inaudible ] well, that was quick. why is he a pinhead? do your husbands like you working full time? >> well, he was supposed to talk to them about the impact of women in the corporate workplace, not how your husband feels about working full time. it would be what the ilk that supports him is called sexist, but at least he didn't drop any f-bombs. >> but japan's a different culture, though. you know, historically, the japanese man and the woman stays at home. maybe he was getting into that, gutfeld. >> no, no, no. biden is a tool, but he's a literal tool in that he's used by the white house to deflect from the disaster on 1600 pennsylvania avenue, and at least his incompetence is incom humorous humorous, not destructive like barack obama. >> maybe he was trying out a line for debating hillary in 2016. i don't know. hypocrisy. >> i didn't see anything wrong with it for the record. gutfeld has an interesting pinhead of the week. it has to do with butterflies. roll the t
president joe biden, former secretary of state hillary clinton. compare and contrast. >> all right, mr. thrill up his leg chris matthews of t-ball had a well rehearsed interview with his hero, his demi-god barack obama. of course they were playing softba softball. we'll have it after the break. and pastor rick war with ren opens up about the death of his son and his latest project. we want to hear from you. log onto hannitylive.foxnews.com. share your thoughts on this and more. hannitylive.foxnews.com [ male announcer ] at his current pac bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back. president obama sat down with his number one fan last night, chris matthews. you know, the man who gets a thrill up his leg and his body when he hears the president spe
president biden. speaking to reporters about being back on american soil. >> it's been a great, great homecoming. tired but ready to stay with my family now and thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciate it. >> we are following the story in los angeles. i have to say, he looks pretty good considering what he's gone through. >> absolutely. this is a 32-day ordeal. that's quite a lot for an 85-year-old guy to go through. he wouldn't say exactly how the north koreans had treated him. the only comment he gave us was the food was healthy. no other details. he was very much aware there had been heavy diplomatic efforts to get him released. something he acknowledged when he spoke to the press earlier. listen to this. >> i want to thank the swedish embassy in pyongyang and the american embassy in beijing for all their help. >> he'd been accused by the north koreans of crimes committed during the korean war. at that time, back in the 1950s, it was 1953, the war, he actually helped run a team of south korean guerrillas who where fighting against the north. as he was parting t
for over a year. the dprk the official name of north korea. vice president biden had comments about merle newman's release. >> it's a positive thing they have done they have mr. bay who has no reason to be held. he should be releaseddeded reley and wimmediately and we are goio tip to demand his release as well there is one ray of sunshine today that mr. newman will be reunited with his family. >> as i said he will be home for thforholidays. >> we'll get to kenneth bay in a second. do we have any information on why mr. new flman was held? >> we are learning that newman was not an ordinary soldier he was part of secret unit called the white tigers so from the north cor korean officers persps not a normal soldier. >> we are getting pictures in from beijing. and they are the first pictures of merle newman being released. they are not live they are taped picture. we have just received them. he is coming off the plane in beijing and ?riel smiling and ay day after a morchl month in cap. we are talking about kenneth bay who is still being held is there more hope that ke kenneth bay my be released
president biden who was in asia did comment that he was not personally involved in the negotiations. with the north koreans it's difficult to tell what motivates them. some believe that it's kim jong-un who makes a decision, especially with the american detainees. i think in the coming days when he is ready, in the future we might get an enter idea what what prompted the north koreans to free him. i should add there is another american held in north korea. kenneth bay is in the middle of serving a 15 year sentence. >> we'll let you go. thank you very much. >>> now syrian activists say an attack by government jets have killed 20 people in the city of raka. they say dozens of people have been wounded. rebels took over the city in march. it was the only major enabled not entirely under control since the conflict began in 2011. >> syrian nuns are being held after being taken from their village. >> this is a christian village of malula, near damascus. >> after we regained control of malula, they targeted the churches, con vents and mosque mosques{^l" ^}. >> during the battles roads and b
the november jobs numbers. refused vice president biden's trip to china last week in the state of u.s.-china relations. >> as you walk in, there tables out front with him -- pamphlets. theamphlets are how about government is trying to take away your right to old -- owned guns. those of the guys i wanted to talk to. they were the one with the leaflets, the ideas. they said, who are you? academic and i am doing research on these organizations, these ideas, and trying to understand the guys in it. they looked at me suspiciously and i said, look, here is what i am. i don't get it. my job -- i want to understand how you guys you be world. i want to understand your worldview. convince me and i will not convince you. that is off the table. what is on the table is i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility, racial, and gender equality. the fear and rage of angry white man. part of book tv this weekend on c-span 2. >> online, we want to know what your favorite books were in 2013. drop the month, join other readers to discuss notable books published this year. >>
, the democratic people's republic of north korea deported him from the country. vice president joe biden in south korea for a memorial honoring korean war dead said he had no role in the negotiations but while praising newman's release, added that another american, christian missionary kenneth bae, is still jailed in north korea. >> mr. bae has no reason of being held and should be released immediately. >> reporter: but an elderly retiree with a heart condition is now home looking forward to kicking back. >> i think i'll probably take my shoes off. >> reporter: his wife, lee, so relieved to have him back. >> 42 days is a long time to wait. >> reporter: an end to a time in history which is much more than merrill newman bargained for. when asked today if he'd ever return to north korea he said "probably into tnot" and smiled. >> mike taibbi, thank you. >>> deadly weather is making life miserable for millions of people. 11 weather related deaths have been reported. weather channel meteorologist jim cantore is with us from dallas. >> reporter: if you looked at the average temperatures of every spot i
. and it will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> and joe biden in south korea, part of his asian tour offered newman home a flight home on air force two but he newman declined. >>> and sitting in a korean jail after more than a year in captivity. >>> and new video this morning appearing to show two men stealing parts from the porsch porsche's paul walker died in. one of those men 18-year-old jamison witty, posted these photos bragging about the grab. in jail on $20,000 bond. the other man is expected to turn himself in soon. >>> taking a live look at south pfrica where the loss of nelson mandela continuiecontinues. president obama along with president bush and clinton will head to africa for the funeral. mandela died thursday at the age of 95 after a long battle with a lung infection. >>> the grammy nominations are out. justin timberlake and rapper jay-z lead the pack. song of the year, and best new artist is this man. performs at last night's nominations. ♪ say i never failed ♪ >> ooh! 17-year-old newcomer and bruno mars nominations. the 56 awards show air
as his exceptional secretary of state. and is ever grateful for the service joe biden provides as vice president. the president feels lucky to have had hillary clinton on his team and joe biden, and that is what he is focused on. >> it was a very heartfelt statement about nelson mandela. she also had this address of human rights the other day. how closely did she consult with the president? >> i know he was aware of it but i don't know how much they talked about it. i know that she felt strongly about the speech and i encourage everyone here who has not seen it to read it. as you expect, because she is the national security advisor of the president, they spend a lot of time together. >> as we test the potential for a diplomatic resolution, another test is if we begin to see progress on human rights. will that be a separate track completely as the human rights issues are raised at all? >> i think we raised the issue of human rights with regards to iran and other countries where we have profound issues with their track record on human rights. we will always and consistently do that. what
biden provides that we havedent seen just this week on his very important foreign trip. that, you know, the president feels lucky to have had hillary clinton on his team and have joe biden on his team and that is what he is focused on. will do a little up and backion john and then i will get you next. voice of america. >> it was a very heartfelt statement about nelson mandela. she also had this address of human rights the other day. how closely did she consult with the president? >> i know he was aware of it but i don't know how much they talked about it. i know that she felt strongly about the speech and i encourage everyone here who has not seen it to read it. as you expect, because she is the national security advisor of the president, they spend a lot of time together. so i'm sure they discussed it. that she aspect of said as we test the potential for diplomatic resolution on the issue, another key test is whether we begin to see progress in human rights. will that be a separate track completely as the human rights issues are raised at all? or will it be raised over the nowmonth pe
for his alleged crimes and because of his age and medical condition. this as vice president biden is visiting neighboring south korea. now back to our special. >>> 1990. after 27 years in prison, 71-year-old nelson mandela is a free man. >> yes! >> reporter: he must now adapt to a world completely changed from when he went to prison. there are also questions about the man himself. >> when he emerged from prison, i think there was great tension within the anc. yes, he was the symbol of the anc. yes, he was this great mass leader, but nobody really knew who had not been in prison with him what his capacity was. would he really be able to lead? >> reporter: mandela seeks to move the nation forward together. >> to come out of prison with so very little bitterness and be able to concile warring afrikaners from the right and the black left. >> reporter: but mandela's desire for reconciliation among the people does not make the reconciling of political differences any smoother. with the lifting of a ban of political organizations like the anc and the release of political prisoners such a
is unknown. vice president joseph biden was in south korea as the last stop of his tour of asian. he offered to fly newman back on air force 2. but instead he's back in a commercial flight on it way to san francisco that is expected to land sometime tomorrow. amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new visit corrode here just into our newsroom of a hidden run in oakland. it happened around 6:30 tonight right near interstate 880. a witness told ktvu that a car hit a pedestrian and kept ongoing. our pe -- >>> a plan to fix oakland's public safety radio system could cost the city tens of millions of dollars. a city commission recommends oakland replace all 2,700 police radios as soon as possible. and that could cost between 15 and $20 million. oakland officials have been working for months to repair the system. many describe as unreliable. a malfunction even happened during president obama's visit to oakland last year. >>> the latest numbers released today show the job situation in this country is showing signs of steady improvement. november's unemployment rate dropped to 7% from 7.3%. that is it
president joe biden took part in the wreath laying ceremony at the memorial in seoul korea. this morning he met with forces in korea and members of the u.s. embassy and also visited the border that separated north and south. he's on his way back to washington d.c. >>> two thieves on the loose at st. george's county. the surveillance picture that could help track them down. >>> now for chuck. >> the calm before the storm. go out and get your milk, bread, eggs. we'll talk about the winter weather and how long it's going >>> police in prince george's county are looking for two men they believe broke into 15 businesses in one night. officers say the people in this surveillance photo broke into the business on friday, november 29th. in the pictures they're seen stealing cash from restaurants and stores along the corridor. detectives believe these men might have broken into several other retailers in the area. >> and police are offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps them find these two men. according to the officers, they held up a couple and their young child at gun point inside th
home. >> reporter: in seoul, south korea, joe biden praised the release. but also called for the return of kenneth bae, held for more than a year. >> mr. bae, who has no reason to be held, should be released immediately. >> reporter: for mr. newman's family, their wish for a homecoming before the holidays comes true. for "good morning america," gloria riviera, abc news, beijing. >> this will be a christmas that family will remember. >>> let's get back to ron claiborne with the other headlines of the morning. >> we begin with new fallout from the chaotic highway shooting involving police in new mexico, firing at a car loaded with children. abc's tai hernandez has this story. >> reporter: this morning, abc news has confirmed the new mexico state police officer who fired at a minivan full of kids has been fired himself. the officer arrived as backup for this october routine traffic stop that escalated way too far, way too fast. it began with 39 oriana ferrell was pulled over for speeding. but police say she did not follow the first officer's orders. >> turn the vehicle off for me. >> repor
's release come about? >> good morning, alex. joe biden was asked precisely that question while he was in south korea today where he's been looking at the north at the dmz. he said he played no direct role. and he said he had no idea why merrill was released today. north korea said the reason was because of his ill health and because of his age. they also said that he had apologized for his supposed crimes during the korean war. of course newman, we believe, trained south korean guerrillas. a week ago we saw him on television in the north reading what was described as a confession. though it's not clear whether those words were written for him or whether he was forced to read them. he certainly looked uncomfortable. usually when these things have happened in the past and north koreans have held american citizens, often waiting until u.s. officials have gone in to pick them up and bring them home. officials do speculate that perhaps in this case with newman's advancing years with the so-called confession that they felt they had milked it for all its propaganda value and that now was
and medical condition. >>> vice president biden who's in south korea praised the release last night and asked him if he wanted to fly home in style. >> i offered him a ride home on air force two but there's a direct flight to san francisco, his home. so i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> newman is on a flight to sfo right now as we said and he is expected to arrive later this morning. that will be one happy home coming for sure. >>> coming up on 8:09 and i think we can take it now. it's been three -- fourth day of the cold snap. >> yes. we haven't seen the coldest morning temperatures yet, no. >> why must you tell me that? >> another day or so. here's a look from boulder creek where the temperature is right at about freezing and you can see the snow. so they had it down there and it's still on the ground. we'll have live pictures for you. right now the sunny conditions where, oh, it is going to disappear quick out there. a look at the still chilly forecast coming up. >> all right. thank you. >>> also next, remembering nelson mandela. we'll have the tributes here and in sout
night. >> and vice president joe biden was there. did he have any role in this release? >> it doesn't appear that the vice president had a direct role but cnn is told by a white house official that the white house did have some sort of direct connection with the north korean government, which is unusual because of course there are no formal relations between the two countries and that apparently did result in newman being released. the back story behind that, deborah, will be fascinating. >> all right, dan simon for us there. thanks so much. with newman now free, washington is trying to secure the release of another american being held in north korea. kenneth bay, a christian missionary, has been in custody for more than a year. he was sentenced to 15 years for supposedly hostile activities towards the country. his family released a statement saying we have faith in our government to bring kenneth home. >> survivors of the pearl harbor attack gathered in hawaii for a special ceremony honoring those who were killed 72 yearsing a today. japan's 1941 attack on pearl harbor launched the
apologized for his alleged crimes and because of his age and medical condition. vice president biden, who is in south korea, praised him last night and asked him if he wanted to ride home in style. i offered him a flight home in style but he wanted a direct flight to san francisco. i don't blame him, i would be on that flight too. >> he is expected to arrive later this morning. thank goodness for that. lots to talk about weather-wise. >> we are still in the midst of the cold weather. the cold front has moved through but we are left with chilly conditions. emeryville mid-40s. plenty of freeze warnings for the nights and mornings ahead but we will tell you about the possibilities and the stepped outlook next. >> thank you, lisa. also next, remembering nelson mandella, the tribute both here and in south africa. the bat kid returns. the san francisco player he [ ding ] cheese plate? cheese plate. no, i made something better. you used the oven? boom. [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. make the holidays pop. ♪ make t♪ holidays pop. hey, that's the last crescent! oh, did you want it? y
biden, who is in south korea, praised him last night and asked him if he wanted to fly home in style. i offered him a flight home in an hour force two, but he said he had a direct flight to san francisco. i don't blame him, i would be on that flight too. >> he is expected to arrive later this morning. that will be a bond, full moment for him and his family. 6:09. lisa keeping track of the cold snap. >> heavy snow right now in the sierra nevada. temperatures in the lower 30s and a winter storm warning through 10:00. they could see up to two feet in some spots. finally the written is winding down a look at the cold temperatures when we return. >> lisa, thank you. also neck, remembering nelson mandela. the tributes both here and in south africa. and the bat kid returns. the san francisco giants player he inspired and the challenge that all-star pitcher is ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i
there. >>> his release coincides with a visit by vice president joe biden who while touring asia visited south korea to lay a wreath for victims of the korean war. biden, however, insisted he had no direct role in newman's release. joining me now is foreign affairs reporter elise lavette. so what are they saying about why he was suddenly released? >> reporter: well, fred, you heard dan saying, and, you know, as a result of this apology, and everyone kind of believes that the north koreans actually wrote this, themselves, where he admitted his veteran status and he worked in the korean war against the north koreans, they say he's admitted his crimes and he feels bad about it, and release him on humanitarian angels, and u.s. officials telling me there's been direct contact between the u.s. and north korea. over the last month, the north koreans called the obama administration yesterday, said they're releasing him. they did not explain why. and they can only -- really can never know with north korea, fred. very unpredictable. no one really wants to get in the head of the north koreans, but
comes at the same too that joe biden was visiting south korea abut they insist that had nothing to do with his release. he is expected here at sfo in about an hour. if he takes a few minutes to chat with us, we will bring you what he has to say on kron 4 news at 8:00. >> thank you, mike. >>> merrill newman looks like he's in good shape considering what he's been going through for the past few weeks. >> reporter: he was smiling and understandably very excited to get back to the united states. i'm sure he will be smiling when he gets off the plane. >> it will be quite a reunion. >>> let's go to the other top story. that of course is the weather as the bay area continues to experience this cold snap. here is janu arasu to tell us all about it. >> good morning, marty. we're taking a look at satellite and radar. the system has moved south and east out of the area. we are still seeing know in tahoe. as for storm tracker, you can see spotty showers out there this morning. but for the main part, we are dry. some spotty snow flurries as well in the higher elevations. plenty of sunshine later t
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. >>> vice president joe biden was traveling in the region and praised the release of newman and used it as an opportunity to call for the release of yet another american kenneth bae still being helgd in north korea. anthony and vinita? >> thanks. >>> to the huge ice and snowstorm that's being blamed for 12 deaths. the ice, snow freezing rain and frigid temperatures stretch from texas to the midwest and new england. leaving hundreds of thousands without power. highway travel is treacherous in many places, hundreds of flights have been delayed or canceled. man welg bohorquez is in hard-hit dallas. >> reporter: good morning, this city is at a virtual standstill this morning. the rain and sleet have ended. but temperatures are below freezing, and that means there is a layer of ice on almost everything here. up to four inches of ice and sleet have led to treacherous driving conditions on the roads in the dallas-fort worth area. schools closed friday as well as some businesses. at one point, a quarter-million homes and businesses lost power. but the storm has affected this
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